Auditor General Colin Younker retires

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Auditor General Colin Younker

Prince Edward Island taxpayers are on the hunt for a new fiscal watchdog.

After a decade in office, Auditor General Colin Younker has announced he is retiring.

“Over the years, Mr. Younker has distinguished himself as one of the most credible and reliable public servants in the Prince Edward Island government,” Premier Robert Ghiz said on Thursday.

“His diligence has helped government to improve its processes – and his work has served as an important check and balance.”

Over the coming weeks, public advertisements will be placed to seek a replacement for Younker.

Following the selection process, a successful candidate will need to be confirmed through a vote in the Legislative Assembly.

Audit Director Jane MacAdam will serve on an interim basis until a permanent Auditor General is appointed.


Organizations: Legislative Assembly

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island

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  • patsy smith
    October 06, 2012 - 12:37

    Congratulations Colin on your Retirement. You were always a great person from a wonderful Family. All the Best to you and your Family in future endeavors.

  • Celine
    October 05, 2012 - 22:45

    Asta-La-Vista, BYE, perhaps the next AG will have the knowles to do what he-she's suppose to do for THE PEOPLE Of PEI, LIKE AUDIT THE MLA'S AND PREMIE's EXPENSE ACCOUNTS...

  • In the Know
    October 05, 2012 - 18:35

    ABCE here we come !!!

  • oberst
    October 05, 2012 - 15:06

    oh lord, what a great idea, the CEO from the LCC, --- why not, would fit well with the rest of this sorry mess of an excuse for a government, - but thanks Mr. Younker, I am sure you tried. All the best

  • Garth Staples
    October 05, 2012 - 10:35

    A talented, soft-spoken man with great integrity. Governance of PEI will sorely miss Colin Younker's on-going wisdom.

    October 05, 2012 - 09:54

    Congratulations Colin on your Retirement. They will have a hard time finding someone as Honest and Dedicated as you were at this difficult job. All the best in your future endeavors.

  • Terry McKenna
    October 05, 2012 - 09:09

    Congrats Colin on your retirement,he is one of the finest to serve for the greater good of all islanders. Good luck with what ever is next.

    • Shelley Watts
      October 05, 2012 - 09:54

      Terry, I second your comments. Colin is one of a kind - he is impartial, wise, fair, applies common sense to all he does in life - these are rare skills that are hard to come by in a person. Colin I wish you all the best in your future.

    • Douglas MacDonald
      October 05, 2012 - 10:54

      Colin Younker is one of the finest people I know and I am glad to be able to call him a friend. Congratulations on your retirement and all the best in the next phase of your life!

  • what about abce just doing all things money
    October 05, 2012 - 08:52

    When an auditor leaves a giant void of knowledge and awareness is created. Given the circumstances, can we just get Ghiz to get the one accounting firm that everyone can always rely on where no strings are attached. Then we don't need our own Auditor so we can save money and Public Accounts carefully scrutinizes all hand outs to friends by idiot Deputies and Ministers. Would the CEO from the Liquor Board be a good fella to replace Younks?

    • Ouch
      October 05, 2012 - 16:09

      Ouch, the truth sure leaves a mark!